Guide for Authors

Muthanna Journal of Engineering and Technology (MJET) has an ISSN 2572-0325 (online), half yearly engineering journal, being published in the months of June and December by Al-Muthanna University (The publisher).

Papers for the regular issues of the journal can be submitted, round the year, electronically at mjet@muthjet.com or from the journal website submission, after the final acceptance of the paper, based upon the detailed review process, the paper will immediately be published online. However, assignment of the paper to a specific Volume / Issue of the Journal will be taken up by the Editorial Board later. The corresponding author will be informed accordingly. For Theme Based Special Issues, time bound Special Call for Papers will be announced and the same process will be applicable for that specific issue as well.

Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission should be approved by all the authors of the paper. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Once a manuscript is submitted for consideration in MJET, it cannot be withdrawn unless the decision is to reject it by the editor.

It is please noted that:

  1. Plagiarism Check: Good quality plagiarism software (Turnitin) will be used to check similarity (see plagiarism policy) that would not be more than 20% including reference section. In the case of exclusion of references, it should be less than 5%.
  2. Quality Check: All submitted papers should be cutting edge, result oriented, original paper and covered by the scope of the journal. Articles must contain the following headings: Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Methodology, Result and Discussion, Conclusion and References. For more details, please see Journal Template.
  3. Review Criteria: This journal uses double-blind Peer Review Policy which means concealing the identities of both reviewers and authors from each other throughout the review process. All submitted manuscripts are reviewed by three reviewers at least. The reviewers’ comments regarding the acceptance and rejection of the paper is finally decided by the Editor-In-Chief of the journal. In this way, a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks required for review process.
  4. Copyright: Corresponding author of the manuscript will be asked to submit an copyright to the Journal and publisher.
  5. Final Paper Submission: Camera Ready Paper (Final Paper) should be prepared as per the reviewer comments.  It should be noted that the final paper is prepared as per Journal Template.
  6. Copyright Property: After the publication, published paper(s) will be property of publishing house and journal.
  7. Publication Fee: MJET is providing an open access services for authors, readers and institutions. The journal does not take any kind of fee from the authors, readers and institutions.
  8. Article Processing Charge (APC): The Article Processing Charge (APC) of an article is taken by publication house ‘Al-Muthanna University’ after acceptance of the article. For more details, please visit Article Processing Charge (APC) Policy.
  9. Required Time for Endorsement: It will take minimum of 2 to 3 weeks.
  1. Indexing in database: The whole process for including any article in the indexing and abstracting for bibliographic database is done by bibliographic database team only. Neither Journal nor publication house are involved in the decision whether to accept or reject an article from indexing and abstracting services for any bibliographic database and cannot influence processing time of the article for indexing and abstracting in the bibliographic database.

Manuscript Submission 
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else. In addition, the submission has to be approved by all co-authors.

Permissions 
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Paper Submission 
Prospective authors are invited to submit full text papers including abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, result description, tables, figures and references. Full text papers (.doc, .pdf) may be sent by e-mail at mjet@muthjet.com

  1. Title Page: The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s), a concise and informative title, the affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), the e-mail address, and mobile number(s) of the corresponding author.
  2. Abstract: Please provide an abstract of 150 to 450 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
  3. Keywords: Author(s) should provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.
  4. Text Formatting: Paper Setup must be in A4 size with Margin: Top 1.78 cm, Bottom 1.78 cm, Left 1.78 cm, Right 1.65 cm, Gutter 0 cm, and Gutter Position Top. Paper must be in two Columns after Authors Name with Width 8.59 cm, Spacing 0.51 cm. Whole paper must be with: Font Name Times New Roman, Font Size 10, Line Spacing 1.05 EXCEPT Abstract, Keywords (Index Term), Paper Tile, References, Author Profile (in the last page of the paper, maximum 400 words), All Headings, and Manuscript Details (First Page, Bottom, left side).Paper Title must be in Font Size 24, Bold, with Single Line Spacing. Authors Name must be in Font Size 11, Bold, Before Spacing 0, After Spacing 16, with Single Line Spacing. Please do not write Author e-mail or author address in the place of Authors name. Authors e-mail, and their Address details must be in the Manuscript details. Abstract and Keywords (Index Term) must be in Font Size 9, Bold, Italic with Single Line Spacing. All MAIN HEADING must be in Upper Case, Centre, and Roman Numbering (I, II, III…etc), Before Spacing 12, After Spacing 6, with single line spacing. All Sub Heading must be in Title Case, Left 0.25 cm, Italic, and Alphabet Numbering (A, B, C…etc), Before Spacing 6, After Spacing 4, with Single Line Spacing. Manuscript Details must be in Font Size 8, in the Bottom, First Page, and Left Side with Single Line Spacing. References must be in Font Size 8, Hanging 0.25 with single line spacing. Author Profile must be in Font Size 8, with single line spacing.
  5. Introduction: State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, with a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  6. Theory/Calculation/Methodology: A Theory Section should extend, not repeat the information discussed in Introduction. In contrast, a Calculation Section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.
  7. Result: Results should be clear and concise.
  8. Discussion: This section should explore the importance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate.
  9. Conclusion and Future Scope: The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusion Section. In this section, the author(s) should also briefly discuss the limitations of the research and Future Scope for improvement.
  10. Appendix: If there are multiple appendices, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similar nomenclature should be followed for tables and figures: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  11. Acknowledgement: If desired, authors may provide acknowledgements at the end of the article, before the references. The organizations / individuals who provided help during the research (e.g. providing language help, writing assistance, proof reading the article, sponsoring the research, etc.) may be acknowledged here.
  12. References: Citation in text- Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). The references in the reference list should follow the standard IEEE reference style of the journal and citation of a reference. Web references- As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list, as well. Reference style: Text- Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given. Example: ‘….. as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ….’ List- Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list, according to the order in which they appear in the text. example: [1] G. O. Young, “Synthetic structure of industrial plastics (Book style with paper title and editor),” in Plastics, 2nd ed. vol. 3, J. Peters, Ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1964, pp. 15–64.

Mathematical Formulae

Present formulae using Equation editor in the line of normal text. Number consecutively any equations that have to be referred in the text.

Captions and Numbering for Figure and Tables

Ensure that each figure / table has been numbered and captioned. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title and a description of the illustration. Figures and tables should be numbered separately, but consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text.

Color illustrations 
Online publication of color illustrations is free of charge. There is no any extra charges.

Copyright Policy:

Copyright of all accepted papers will belong to MJET and Al-Muthanna University and the author(s) must affirm that accepted papers for publication in MJET must not be re-published elsewhere without the written consent of the editor in chief/director. To comply with this policy, authors will be required to submit a signed copy of copyright, after acceptance of their paper, before the same is published.
Authors note that paper cannot be withdrawn at any condition once it is accepted. The Authors may not publish their contribution anywhere else without a prior written permission of the publisher unless it has been changed substantially. The Author warrants that their contribution is original, except for such excerpts from copyrighted works as may be included with the permission of the copyright holder and author. The author signs for and accepts responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of any and all co-authors. In return for these rights:

  1. All proprietary rights other than copyrights, such as patent rights.
  2. The right to use all or part of this article, including tables and figures in future works of their own, provided that the proper acknowledgment is made to the Publisher as copyright holder.
  3. The right to make copies of this article for their own use, but not for sale.
  4. It is the responsibility of each author to ensure that papers submitted to the journal are written with ethical standards, concerning plagiarism. Please note that all submissions are thoroughly checked for plagiarism. If an attempt to plagiarism is found in a published paper, the authors will be asked to issue a written apology to the authors of the original material. Any paper which shows obvious signs of plagiarism and high percentage of similarity will be automatically rejected and its authors may be banned for a duration of one year from publishing in the journal. The authors will receive proper notification if such a situation arises.
  5. This paper has not been published in the same form elsewhere.
  6. It will not be submitted anywhere else for publication prior to acceptance/rejection by this Journal.
  7. Paper cannot be withdrawn at any condition once it is published.
  8. After signing the copyright and final paper submission to the journal, any rectification, updating, withdrawal is not possible.
  9. The whole process for including any article in the database (for example Lattice Science, crossref, kudos, wos, mendeley, etc) is done by the internal team only. Neither Journal nor Al-Muthanna University does not have any involvement in the decision whether to accept or reject a paper either from any database or enlisting database (for example crossref, kudos, wos, mendeley, etc) and cannot influence the processing time of paper.
  10. Article Processing Charge (APC) is not a refundable amount. In the case of rectification, updating, withdrawal of a paper, neither APC will refund nor adjust in the future.

Final Proof of the Paper 
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author or a link will be provided in the e-mail so that the authors can download the files themselves. These PDF proofs can be annotated; for this you need to download Adobe Reader version 7 (or higher) available free at get.adobe.com/reader.

If authors do not wish to use the PDF annotations function, they may list the corrections and return them to MJET in an e-mail mjet@muthjet.com

Please list corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments on a printout of the proof and then scan the pages having corrections and e-mail them back, within 5 days. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the paper that has been accepted for publication will not be considered at this stage without prior permission. It is important to ensure that all corrections are sent back to us in one communication. Please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely authors’ responsibility. Note that MJET will proceed with the publication of paper, if no response is received within 5 days.